Final Destination is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month and to celebrate the occasion, Digital Spy spoke to series producer Craig Perry about the planned new movie.
Back in January 2019, it was reported that Saw writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan were working on a reboot of the franchise. It’s a movie that Perry is still trying to make happen.
“We’re toying with having it take place in the world of first responders: EMTs, firemen and police. These people deal with death on the front lines every day, and make choices that can cause people to live or die,” he told Digital Spy.
“We rely on their good judgement, expertise and calm demeanor. So why not put those people in the nightmare situation where every choice can bring about life and death – but now for themselves?
“We’re thinking that world might be an interesting way into a Final Destination movie, and one which can also generate unique set pieces in a very credible way.”
Even though it’s unlikely to tie into the original movie like Final Destination 5 did, series creator Jeffrey Reddick told Digital Spy that he believes it isn’t quite a reboot.
“I’ve been talking to Craig and the concept behind it is unique. I think reboot is probably too strong of a word, it makes it sound like they’re going to change everything, but it’s definitely a Final Destination movie,” he explained.
“Craig is the master of coming up with crazy openings and set pieces. He’s told me a couple of things that happen in this one and it’s going to be a lot of fun. It’s not going feel like cash-grab Final Destination film.”
And Perry couldn’t help but tease one of those set pieces: “I don’t think anybody will look at a revolving door in the same way again…”